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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-14-2010, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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1967 Spindles, Swap Option?

so i have a 1967 caprice with drum brakes, i had a wheel bearing go out and it messed up the threads on my spindles,what other years can i use for a spindle? or do i have to use just a 67 spindle? please help
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-14-2010, 02:27 PM
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1965-70 should bolt in for drum brakes, but not with disc brakes. They may even be interchangeable up through latter years (a quick trip to a suspenssion vendor's site such as Global West or Hotchkiss will tell you which years you can buy a lowered spindle for. If the lowered spindle will fit then the regular production splindle will also interchange in those years cars.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-14-2010, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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So my drum assembly and control arms so be able to just bolt right up to 65-70 drum spindles right? just making sure i have this right
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-14-2010, 02:38 PM
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Yes the 1965 through 1970 where the same car with trim changes made to disguise the car. 1971-76 was another production run as was the 1958-'64 that proceaded it. Though there were a lot more sheet metal changes in the early years than in latter production runs with maybe two cars sharing the same shape from 1958-'64).

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-14-2010, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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thanks nobody has been able to give me a straight answer on this around where im at,and it has been kidnfo hard to find 67 spindles but there is a set of 70 spindles on ebay for $50 a piece so i needed to know if they would work,now i can get my car back on the road
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-14-2010, 10:40 PM
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Make sure they are Non-Disc Spindles, if you are staying with Drum Brakes. Many if not most '70 Full Size Chevys had Disc Brakes.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-15-2010, 11:22 AM
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Are you guys sure that 65-68 and 69-70 drum spindles are the same? If that's true, why all the disk conversion kits cannot be mounted on 69-70 spindles? I thought that 65-68 spindles are the same but that there is something different with 69-70 ones.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-15-2010, 12:51 PM
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I'm pretty sure 69-70 have larger bearings, drum and disc.
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